Yorkshire Dales Falconry & Conservation Centre

Crows Nest Road, Giggleswick, Settle, North Yorkshire, LA2 8AS

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Opening Times

Open daily, except Christmas, Boxing and New Year's Days, from 10am

Admission Prices







Family (2+2):


Group rates also available; see centre's website for details.


The Yorkshire Dales Falconry and Conservation Centre is located on the A65, 3 miles from Settle, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Over 40 birds are on display, and there are daily flying displays, with eagles, vultures, owls, hawks, and falcons, including the only free-flying Lappet Faced Vulture in the country.

Day and half-day handling and flying courses also available, on a pre-bookable, extra charge basis.

Official Website


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Car Park



Tea Rooms

For Kids

Children's play area


Animal Collections


Note: The animal pictures on this page are merely representative of this type of attraction; they do not mean that the animals can be found at this specific attraction.

Star Animals

Only free-flying Lappet Faced Vulture in the country

Bateleur Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Snowy Owl

Special Attractions

Daily flying displays: 12:00, 2:00, 3:30 in summer, 12:00, 1:30 in winter.

In bad weather, the indoor lecture theatre is used for flying.

How To Get There:

By Car

From Skipton:

Follow the A65 north-west towards Settle. Continue on A65 past Settle towards Kirkby Lonsdale. Continue past Giggleswick railway station. After about 3 miles, look out for turning for B6480 (Settle) on the right. The Yorkshire Dales Falconry Centre is then on the left about 0.5 miles further along the A65.

From Preston & M6 J31:

Follow the A59 north east towards Clitheroe and Skipton. Continue past Clitheroe to (staggered) junction with A682. Turn left onto A682 towards Settle. Join the A65 from Skipton, and contniue past Settle to the Yorkshire Dales Falconry Centre, as described above.

From Burnley & M65:

Take M65 north to junction 13. Turn onto A682 towards Settle. Continue on A682 across staggered junction with A59. Join A65 from Skipton, and contniue past Settle to the Yorkshire Dales Falconry Centre, as described above.

From M6 J36:

Follow the A65 south east through Kirkby Lonsdale and Ingleton towards Settle. Continue past both turnings onto B6480 to Clapham, and the Yorkshire Dales Falconry Centre will be on the right, about 2 miles after the second turning.

By Public Transport

Nearest railway stations:

Giggleswick on Skipton-Carnforth line,

Settle on Skipton-Carlisle line.

Data on this page last updated: Apr 13 2014

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